Marshall wins on Homecoming, 34-10
HUNTINGTON – Marshall jumped out on Homecoming with 17 points in the first quarter and ran down the UTSA Roadrunners, 34-17, Saturday before a Joan C. Edwards Stadium turnout of 28,837 spectators.
Marshall (3-2, 1-0 Conference USA) had 404 total yards that included Rakeem Cato passing for 279 and two scores.
Cato connected for touchdowns with Devon Johnson from 17 yards and Demetrius Evans from 4 yards.
Essray Taliaferro added a 4-yard touchdown run while Steward Butler ran for a 1-yard score.
Marshall led at halftime, 24-3.
UTSA (2-4, 1-1) closed the gap with quarterback Eric Soza’s 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
MAR: Evan McKelvey interception set up a Justin Haig 32-yard field goal, 10:41.
MAR: RaShawde Myers interception led to a Devon Johnson 17-yard TD reception from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick), 7:06.
MAR: Essray Taliaferro 4-yard TD run (Justin Haig kick), 2:10.
MAR 17, UTSA 0.
MAR: Steward Butler 1-yard TD run (Justin Haig kick), 5:05.
UTSA: Sean Ianno 24-yard FG, :31.
MAR 24, UTSA 3.
MAR: A.J. Leggett interception in end zone, 4:14.
MAR: Marshall drives after the Leggett interception for a Justin Haig 33-yard FG, 14:23.
UTSA: Eric Soza 1-yard TD run (Sean Ianno kick), 9:44.
MAR 27, UTSA 10.
MAR: Demetrius Evans 4-yard TD pass from Rakeem Cato (Justin Haig kick), 3:46.